A whole article about the San Diego Chicken and not one mention of “The Baseball Bunch?” Johnny Bench must have some powerful lawyers. For 35 years, Ted Giannoulas has jumped and run — and flattened Barney — at ballparks across America, climbing into a feathered costume to go to work as the San Diego Chicken. […]
Nothing says “I love you Dad,” like stinky lockers and used carpeting: With only seven days remaining until Father’s Day, Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, the exclusive provider of game-used memorabilia from the original and current Yankee Stadium, introduced a second lot of unique and iconic pieces of baseball history in the “Yankee Stadium Legends” online auction. People […]
As we sit around waiting for Manny Acta to be fired, the guys at USA Today point out something I did not realize: Sunday’s loss to the Rays completed a series sweep by Tampa Bay and dropped the Nationals to 16-45, the exact same record the ’62 Mets had after 61 games. Yes, they’re bad, […]
That’s the speculation from Jon Heyman anyway: Manny Acta appears to be on his way out as Nationals manager, and while respected ex-big league manager Jim Riggleman reportedly will be installed as the interim manager, team higher-ups also have begun internal discussions about permanent candidates. One of those candidates to replace Acta, according to National […]
This morning I linked Ozzie Guillen’s colorful take on Wrigley Field. Last week Deadspin did its Deadspiny thing with the place. Of course, neither Ozzie nor Deadspin can be said to represent mainstream sentiment (the latter hates everything; the former lives for chaos), so this morning Stu Courtney of the Sun-Times takes up the subject. […]
The new Satchel Paige biography sounds really, really good: How fast could Satchel Paige throw a baseball? It’s hard to know because there were no radar guns to measure ball velocity when Leroy Paige, better known as Satchel, became a pitching star of the Negro Leagues in the 1930s. In his discerning, empathetic and hype-free […]
Apologies if I seem a bit distracted today. My daughter, who will start kindergarten in the fall, begins “Safety Town” today, and it has me all nervous and anxious. Not because it means she’s growing up and ever-so-slightly leaving my control and supervision, really, but because I found a page in the printer tray in […]
I have a really, really hard time talking on the phone. Really, I can’t stand it. I tend to think that it’s because I’m an observer by nature and that without seeing the non-verbal cues people give off I’m lost in a conversation. It’s possible, though, that I just have stunted social skills. Either way, […]
Why FIP shouldn’t be used for fantasy analysis and a look at the players affected most by its flaws.
Chris doesn’t care if you like his centennial column here at THT—he doesn’t even care if you read it. He just wants everyone to scroll down and view the photos halfway into it.
Pirates 6, Tigers 3: The Pirates ain’t the walkingest team you’re ever going to see — in fact they’re one of the worst — so it’s not like Dontrelle Willis was simply outworked by the opposition in giving up eight walks in three and two-thirds. Pittsburgh Penguin forward Bill Guerin threw out the first pitch […]
An 11 game winning streak from the Rockies gives them a nine game jump in this week’s rankings.